“The Tick” Star Griffin Newman Regrets Appearing In Woody Allen’s Next Movie


In a powerful series of tweets, Griffin Newman, who plays Arthur in the TV show The Tick, said he regrets appearing in the upcoming as-of-yet-untitled Woody Allen movie—and that he donated his entire salary on the picture to RAINN:

I need to get this off my chest:
– I worked on Woody Allen’s next movie.
– I believe he is guilty.
– I donated my entire salary to RAINN.

Woody Allen was accused by his adopted daughter Dylan Farrow in 2014 of sexual molestation 25 years ago; he has denied any wrongdoing.

Newman wrote that he read Dylan’s account of events in The New York Times and “I know who I want to believe.”

He also said that he had qualms about appearing in the movie as he was filming it, but didn’t quit because his parents were proud that he was in the movie, he thought working on the set would be valuable experience, and that, in his own words, “I was a coward.”

“I can’t keep professionally operating from a place of fear,” he wrote. “It’s time to show a courage in my actions mirroring my words without concession.”

You can read some of his tweets below: